For cryin out loud I don’t understand why it’s so hard to grasp that principle!
So many players insist on shooting hide blocks for the kitchen and all they do is leave a hide and even if they get the opponent in the kitchen, the opponent blasts it out and still has the hide.
Get on the Board, if the opponent sticks and you shoot him in the kitchen he now has two problems to deal with and you have a chance to make hay while the sun shines!
Now there are times when you have no choice; if you are playing the foot and the other team is in the 70’s with the next two hammers, go ahead and fire away with your hammer. Or if they have two dead blocks on the court and you are shooting your 3rd shot and they are in the 70’s, go ahead and use your last two shots trying to save the day.
If they ignore you your block on the board and hide, then you can shoot the hide block for the kitchen. If you make it you may expose their other block too.